Time for peoniesMay 11, 2009
I love peonies, I have several of them growing in my garden. The first one to flower each year is my tree peony. It has huge flowers the ...
I love peonies, I have several of them growing in my garden. The first one to flower each year is my tree peony.
It has huge flowers the size of a breakfast plate, which sometimes are too heavy for the stems so I have to stake them to keep them upright.
The flowers suffer in rainy, windy and hot weather and as that is exactly what we've been having these past few days, they won't last very long. So I enjoy them while I can!
Last year I decided to try and create a miniature version of one of my single flowering peonies. I love the combination of the soft yellow stamens and the delicate pink petals.
It was quite a job cutting out every leaf and petal, painting them and then gluing them onto their individual stems. But I even managed to put a little spider's web on the bud!
I am very pleased with the result. Best of all: I get to enjoy these all year long!
I will definitely try to make another one this year once the real ones are in flower.